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Keep the politicians out of sports: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said keeping politicians out of sports is similar to empowering common man to help change politics in the country.

New Delhi | Published: February 21, 2014 7:30 pm
Rahul said keeping politicians out of sports is similar to empowering common man to help change politics in the country. (Reuters) Rahul said keeping politicians out of sports is similar to empowering common man to help change politics in the country. (Reuters)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday threw his weight behind keeping politicians out of sports bodies in the country and said sportspersons themselves should be at the helm of affairs.

“When you are talking about sports and how to make it accessible, then more and more powers should go the sports people when deciding things about sports in the country,” Gandhi said at the launch of ‘National Youth Policy 2014’ and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan’ here.

“I think that’s the crux of it. Keep the politicians out of sports if you want to put it directly.” Rahul said it is similar to empowering common man to help change politics in the country.

“The same applies to politics. If you want to change the politics in the country, give more and more power to young people, give more power to the common man and you change the politics,” Gandhi added.

National Youth Policy 2014 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, a Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme were launched at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here today.

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh, Mary Kom, Vijender Singh, P Gopichand, Ashwini Nachappa, Ronjan Sodhi and Karnam Malleswari were also present on the occasion.

The two programmes were also simultaneously launched at district headquarters and in universities throughout the country.

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    nilesh jala
    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
    “Rahul hi has been a great inspiration for the youth ofour country.”
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      nilesh jala
      Mar 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
      “Rahul hi is doing great work….rahul ji is best leaderof congress but his cousin varun always does bad things….!!”
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        nilesh jala
        Mar 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
        “The efforts he has been putting reminds me of his fatherRajiv hi who has contributed a lot to the country..”
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          reena
          Mar 1, 2014 at 10:42 am
          “ To be honest, Rahul hi is on the same path. Hisleadership qualities amaze me as his love for the poor people has beenimpressive.”
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            reena
            Mar 1, 2014 at 10:42 am
            “Many leaders say that he is not fit for the politics but Isay that one day the w world will appreciate his work.”
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